25. October 2011 · Comments Off on The Bible of Hell ? · Categories: Society News

The Bible of Hell – a Blake Birthday Event!


7.30 pm Wednesday 30 November 2011

St James’s Church 197 Piccadilly London W1J 9LL


Tickets £10 only available at the door, no booking – free for Members of the Society


This event celebrates Blake’s birthday and the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible in 1611. In a conversation chaired by Lucy Winkett, Philip Pullman and Chris Rowland will discuss Blake’s argument with the Bible.


‘Both read the Bible day & night

But thou readst black where I read white’


Christopher Rowland is Dean Ireland Professor of the Exegesis of Holy Scripture at the University of Oxford and published ‘Blake and the Bible’ in 2011


Philip Pullman’s trilogy ‘His Dark Materials’ has been published in 39 languages and he is the author of ‘The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ’ (2010)


Lucy Winkett is the Rector of St James’s Church and published ‘Our Sound is Our Wound’  in 2010, which was adopted by the Archbishop of Canterbury as his Lent book.


The authors’ books will be available for sale, and perhaps signing, afterwards.


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